Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Brian, a first grader, glanced up and muttered, "don't know what to write about yet. "His teacher just smiled. Before anything else was said, his face lit up, and his pencil started moving as he wrote "A book. "Then he stopped and read over what he had written, whispering the words "a book. "Next he started laboriously working on writing the sounds and letters he heard in the word" about, ''coming back again and again to portions of the word to vocalize the next sound and write down his representation of what he had said. He paused again to read what he had written 'A book abot." Then he quickly wrote "Me!" Brian held his paper up for his teacher to see. Then he said, "That's what I'm going to write a book about... Me!" He was actively using child-devised, or invented spelling.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1990 Karen Schwarz
Schwarz, Karen, "Assessing children's involvement in the writing process" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 3311.